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Happily Eva After is 3!

Eva Amurri Martino holds a cupcake with a candle to commemorate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

I can’t believe it’s been three years since the day my site launched on the internet.  At that point the site looked VERY different, much more basic, and most of the photos were taken on my iPhone (I seriously don’t recommend this. LOL) When I look back on how much Happily Eva After has changed and grown– as a website and as a brand– in the past three years it makes me damn proud.  And very emotional!

Eva Amurri Martino blows out the candles on a cupcake commemorating the 3rd birthday of her blog, Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino blows out the candles on a cupcake commemorating the 3rd birthday of her blog, Happily Eva After

I’ve said it before, by I had absolutely zero idea what I was doing when I started this site.  I was self-taught in every way.  In a lot of ways, it felt like first time motherhood (which I also was doing at the time).  I cared so much, I wanted it to be great, but I made a ton of mistakes and always wondered if I was doing it all wrong.  Now I look at the site and I’m so proud of it, and the community that has built up around it– I get so moved every time the readership shares with me and with each other, and supports each other during times of need.  My ultimate dream is to find a way to make the Happily Eva After community a more concrete one– and I’m always brainstorming ideas of ways to achieve this. 

Eva Amurri Martino throws her hands in the air to celebrate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino throws her hands in the air to celebrate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino blows out a candle on a cupcake with her daughter Marlowe to celebrate her blog Happily Eva After's 3rd birthday

More than anything, I’m just so grateful to Happily Eva After for how it’s encouraged and pushed me to grow as a parent and as a person these past few years.  I’ve never done something more challenging, and I didn’t think that so far in to adulthood I would be lucky enough to learn an entirely new skillset.  Of course there have been lots of times when I have been totally overwhelmed, but learning that I can always push myself further, grow, do better– it’s been really inspiring and spread in to all corners of my life.  As a working Mom, who works from home, I consistently have moments of guilt and self doubt, but I’m learning to trust myself more and to accept that my drive as a woman and business owner is allowed and valuable. I want my children to feel loved, happy, and inspired– and I want them to always see me as somebody who wants the best for myself as well as for our family. 

Eva Amurri Martino's kids Marlowe and Major scarf down cupcakes celebrating Happily Eva After's 3rd birthday

Eva Amurri Martino's kids Marlow and Major cheers with cupcakes to celebrate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino cheers her kids Marlow and Major with cupcakes to celebrate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

I really want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me in this journey, for being so loving towards my family, and for contributing so much to something that has made me so energized and happy.  I really respect you all for the people that you are, and I thank you so much for having the same respect for me.  I also want to thank the amazing brands, big and small, that have partnered with me this past year, and over the life of Happily Eva After.  Your belief in my message and style means the world to me, and I’m truly grateful that your support helps me keep this site growing and changing to provide entertainment and support for my readership!

Eva Amurri Martino holds a cupcake with a candle to commemorate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino throws her hands in the air to celebrate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino blows out a candle on a cupcake with her daughter Marlowe to celebrate her blog Happily Eva After's 3rd birthday

I’m SO very excited about all of the really exciting things I have planned in the year ahead for the Happily Eva After brand , and I look forward to sharing more info with you guys soon!

Eva Amurri Martino blows out the candles on a cupcake commemorating the 3rd birthday of her blog, Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino sweetly kisses her son Major while they both enjoy cupcakes to celebrate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino sweetly kisses her daughter Marlowe while they both enjoy cupcakes to celebrate the 3rd birthday of her blog Happily Eva After

In honor of Happily Eva After’s 3rd birthday, I’m doing a really fun giveaway here today– featuring lots of products that I’ve partnered with and that I love personally! There is everything from lip gloss, skincare products, entertaining accessories, jewelry, and chocolate– as well as a $100 gift card to Blue Mercury AND a $100 gift card to J. Crew! I even added in some beautiful miscarriage condolence cards from the “I Had A Miscarriage” brand so that you can help me spread the message of support to any grieving Mamas that you know or may know in the future. I’m so happy that I’ll be able to treat one of my amazing readers to this fantastic package of goodies!

The Happily Eva After 3rd Birthday Giveaway

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

  • Sign Up for my newsletter, if you haven’t already.  The link to do so can be found HERE. (Make sure that you add hi@happilyevaafter to your contacts so that the newsletter doesn’t end up in your junkbox!)
  • Comment on this post with your favorite Happily Eva After post from this year! 

Eva Amurri Martino's son Major enjoys a delectable cupcake celebrating the 3rd birthday of his mom's blog Happily Eva After

I will select a winner at random tomorrow and send out a special newsletter announcing the winner so be sure to check your inbox!

Sending you love and good vibes for a wonderful year ahead!

Xoxo

EAM

 

Photographs by Julia Dags.

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331 Comments

  1. Kate Kuempel says:

    Hmmm… hard to choose but probably Nannygate? Because it was scandalous lol!

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  2. Yvonne says:

    Congrats! My favorite was Major’s birthday

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  3. Shawnna Hitchcock says:

    My faves are from Eva’s Obsessions, don’t have a specific month because I get ideas from multiple months!

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  4. Leeza says:

    I really love all the Conversations with Kyle!

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  5. Shana says:

    Marlowe’s asthma update (s) were such good posts because this kind of environmental allergy was something I grew up with and I’m worried we will face with our own daughter and basement space.

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  6. Samantha Berardo says:

    Favorite Recently: CONVERSATIONS WITH KYLE: WHAT WE’D CHANGE ABOUT OUR WEDDING. Love hearing what people would change to give me a better idea of what to do!

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  7. Whitney says:

    This one! It’s been fun reading your blog these last several years!

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  8. Leeza says:

    I love all your conversations with Kyle!

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  9. Ashley says:

    This is my favorite post because I really like your outfits! I love watching your kids together they are so cute! Xox

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  10. Lisa Goulet says:

    My favorite post from this year was your delicious Slow Cooker Meatballs. I have added it to your Buster’s Green Fish recipe, both of which are in constant rotation!

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  11. Amy Skirvin says:

    Happy Birthday! Your blogs are a treat to me and so real, they hit home every time. Thank you for being so personal and relatable and letting me get a real glimpse of what other women experience daily in their own lives. I loved your post about making time for you and Kyle as individual people and as a couple. Getting wrapped up in kid world is hard and you remind me that you have to make time for each other and treat your husband as your husband not just the kid’s father or another set of hands to help! Love you and can’t wait to see what this year has ahead!

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  12. Caroline says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s so hard to pick but I would probably say your Conversions with Kyle!

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  13. Meg says:

    My fav from this year would be your photo shoot makeup look. I need all the help I can get, ha ha.

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  14. Meghan Velasco says:

    Hello!

    My favorite post this year was your first post with Kyle. I really enjoy the conversations with kyle because it is a whole new perspective to life from his point of view. I think in society we don’t hear enough from fathers/husbands and it is refreshing. I think it also helps us see we should have more dialogue with our partners about certain topics to help build a strong life together.

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  15. Meg says:

    My favorite post from this year would be your photo shoot make up look. I need all the help and inspiration I can get, ha ha.

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  16. Dayna Harshaw says:

    Love the site and the blog as always. Think my most favorite post from this year was the school transition with Lowie. Selfishly because it spoke to me and my life n struggle. Marlowe ana my daughter Carrington are the same age so that struggle and story helped and spoke to me on so many levels.
    Keep up the good work!!

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  17. Jessica says:

    I like the new conversation with Kyle posts!

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  18. Heather says:

    The post about fixing your eyebrows…..cause I needed to fix my brows. Also love the content, been here since the beginning. The style posts and home decor/entertaining are always a personal favorite! Thank you! Happy #3!

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  19. Chelsea F. says:

    I also liked the nannygate post, I can’t believe that happened! I enjoy your recipes. Also posts about parenting even though I don’t have my own kids yet, I work in child care, so they are very interesting to me.

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  20. Hi Eva!
    I’m a local food writer from Rochester, NY and have been following you on Instagram for almost three years! I would have to say Discovering My Healthiest Self is my favorite blog post. As someone who has struggled with my weight for my entire life, I really like reading about other people’s journeys to self-love and incorporating healthy choices in their lives in ways that make sense to them and not just doing what media/society tells them to do. I think your family is great and I enjoy watching you guys enjoy your summer on Instagram! Which I am totally doing as well. Take care!

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  21. Abby says:

    I enjoy all of your posts about skincare products the most, and also the room tours of your home

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  22. Elyse says:

    My favorite has definitely been the recent wedding series. As a Bride-To-Be, these have been so useful to me as I begin planning my wedding. I also love your insta stories. I look forward to them! Cheers to 3 years!

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  23. Dayna says:

    Love the site and the blog as always. Think my most favorite post from this year was the school transition with Lowie. Selfishly because it spoke to me and my life n struggle. Marlowe ana my daughter Carrington are the same age so that struggle and story helped and spoke to me on so many levels.
    Keep up the good work!!

    Happy Birthday HEA!!!! 🎉🎊🎈

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  24. Laura says:

    Oh man, this is hard, as I really enjoy all your posts. I guess I’ll go with “New Peers Who Dis?”, as that’s one of my favorites.

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  25. Abby says:

    I enjoy your posts about skincare and the room tours of your home the most.

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  26. Amelia says:

    My favorite blogs were the “Conversations with Kyle”, but specifically the Fatherhood Expectations! Love getting to know Kyle’s thoughts straight from him! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Heather Kate says:

    Happy Bday HEA! Love, love your blog! So many great posts, but the Mother Son Bond and Skincare Routine are some of my favs.

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  28. Dayna says:

    Love the site and the blog as always. Think my most favorite post from this year was the school transition with Lowie. Selfishly because it spoke to me and my life n struggle. Marlowe ana my daughter Carrington are the same age so that struggle and story helped and spoke to me on so many levels.
    Keep up the good work!!

    Happy Birthday HEA 🎉🎊🎈

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  29. Catie says:

    My favourite posts (hard to choose) are The Blogger Files! I recently started a blog when I turned 30 and definitely look to you and your
    website for inspiration and tips. I love your honest, and “this is me” approach to life and living. Thanks so much!

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  30. Vicki Hunter says:

    Conversations with Kyle! I appreciate you taking away the “filter” of the perfect Instagram life and reveal that not even your marriage is perfect but the ways that you guys have found your honest imperfect life. I like the more vulnerable honest side to your blog which is why I love following you!

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  31. Brooke says:

    I enjoy all the post as they seem to almost always fit into my life at that point but I’d have to say nannygate and conversation with Kyle are tops!! Happy 3 year anniversary 🎉

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  32. Sandra Sassaman says:

    It is more than one. I love seeing Major learning to talk

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  33. Kasey says:

    Happy 3rd, Eva! My favorite was the mother-son bond post.

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  34. Katie says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I’ve been following this blog since my daughter was born 2 1/2 years ago😭 and now I have two beautiful daughters! Your blog has helped me in more ways than you’ll ever know!! Thank you for what you do! I would say my favorite post was about mom guilt. Mom guild it not fun but it’s so nice to know your not alone in it!

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  35. Kasey says:

    Mother-son bond posting!

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  36. Nazli says:

    I love your post from two days ago, where you talked about children being separated from their parents. Its a super important issue abd I’m so glas you talked about it!

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  37. Joanna says:

    I’d have to say my favorite was Boy Mom: The Mother Son Bond. We were surprised by the gender of our first child this February, and it was very emotional finding out after an emergency c-section that we’d had a boy! I was so many stages of surprised, terrified, and not sure what to do. Your post about your feelings was very raw, and spoke to me on such a personal level. Thank you for always being honest!

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  38. My favorite blog is your conversations with your Kyle. So enlightening and helpful. It’s good to know that we all share many of the same issues and that they have solutions. It’s good to know that anothers also work hard on their marriages. ❤️

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  39. Emily says:

    I always enjoy your skincare posts. It’s something I know I need to take better care of, but there are so many products out there! Your recommendations are helpful in giving me a place to start.

    And as a mother that experienced loss at 21 weeks with our first pregnancy, your continued conversation on miscarriage and pregnancy loss is appreciated. One of first posts I saw of yours was with the rainbow mama T-shirt, which I promptly purchased. While most people may not understand the reference, I always feel empowered when I wear it.

    Thanks for sharing your life & family with us!

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  40. Shannon says:

    My favorite is definitely The Mother Son Bond. I have 2 boys and you totally captured the love that exists between a mama and her boys!!!

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  41. Stefani says:

    Happy Birthday HEA! I would have to say that my favorite has been the skincare post – I’ve been following your same routine religiously basically since you posted and I LOVE the results!! Thank you for all of the advice and suggestions, but really I come to your blog for the honesty and real-ness that you put out into the world. You’re a fantastic role model and I appreciate you!

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  42. Margo F. says:

    Mazel tov on 3 wonderful years! Looking forward to following along for another year of reflection and growth. I absolutely admired your post from just the other day – families belong together. I was so proud of you for stepping up and sharing this message as well as actionable ways to help in this crisis.

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  43. Heather says:

    Hard to pick a fav! However I have to say I love the Conversations with Kyle series. Love that you’re so open with each other and share that with your readers. So many times I’ve read something on here regarding marriage or parenthood and thought “yes! She gets it! They get it!”

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  44. Haley says:

    My favorite post was the date night at home ideas! It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with date night ideas especially when you have been together for many years. My husband and I are always looking for fun new things to do together!

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  45. Lindsay Heylmun says:

    I have enjoyed so many things about this blog! I think my favorite this year have been the Conversations with Kyle. It has just given me some better ideas to communicate in my own relationship, and has been great hearing you two as well. Thank you so much for giving us all such a view into your family’s life!

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  46. Correy says:

    I’m a sucker for the Conversations with Kyle series. It’s helped me have some meaningful chats with my husband that is usually more reserved and to himself.

    But also I keep going back to read the Sex after a Baby post… I’m pregnant again and I just need to give myself grace as we adjust with all my morning sickness.

    So grateful for your authenticity and transparency!!

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  47. Courtaney says:

    Congrats on 3 years! I’ve been following along since early on and it’s been so wonderful to see your brand and blog grow right alongside your family! My favorite post was when you went through your skincare routine for us. Very informative!

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  48. Francesca says:

    Congratulaions!! I definitely loved the Mother Son Bond post:) I currently take care of kids for 3 families, two families are all boys and one family is all girls. I can totally see the relationship the boys have with their mom (and dad) and the girls with their parents! I can’t wait to have children of my own. You have such a classy, educated way about you and I hope I can raise my kids in this same environment!

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  49. Jane says:

    Oh Eva, it’s so hard to just choose one favorite post! You are the first blogger I ever started following and I fan girl every time you reply to a comment on IG! I had a good laugh reading nanny gate! Again, all your posts are wonderful. You are genuine, honest, funny and so relatable. Congratulations on 3 years!! Keep doing what you are doing!

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  50. Kerry Dewitt says:

    Hi thanks for your posts and stories I love watching your kids grow up! It makes me sad that we didn’t have all of this technology when my kids where little. We only had pictures which doesn’t do justice to their personalities.
    My favorite posts are the kids eating breakfast. I don’t know why exactly it just makes me happy!
    Congrats on 3 years of making something happen that’s great🎉🎉

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  51. Anne says:

    I love your Conversations with Kyle – particularly Fatherhood Expectations. I shared that post with friends expecting their 1st baby because I thought it was such a perfect and honest description of what that transition can look like.
    Love your blog, Eva!

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  52. Stephanie says:

    I love the recap of your wedding posts that have been posted this month in June!

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  53. Corinna says:

    My favorite post is the one about having Major changed your life and you never knew that having a son would be the absolute BEST experience!

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  54. Kelly says:

    Love your site. I would have had a hard time choosing between other posts but after you published your “families belong together” post I was in tears!! I totally agree with you but more importantly I love that you used your platform to bring attention to this issue

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  55. Katie P says:

    This one! I’ve been following you for about a year! You are one of the influencers who inspired me to turn fear into action and start my own blog ♥️ I have no idea what I’m doing but I’m doing it anyway! I launched yesterday- this post is inspiring on where I may Ben in 3 years

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  56. Kelly Davis says:

    I love your whole blog and would have had a hard time choosing but now after reading your “families belong together” post I was moved to tears. Thanks for using your platform to bring attention to such an important issue 💙

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  57. Courtney says:

    Congrats on HEA turning 3! My favorite post from this year was Conversations with Kyle: Fatherhood Expectations. As a mom expecting, I couldn’t wait to hear what your husband had to say on this topic. I’ve come to realize that Pregnancy is a hard experience to share with your partner. My husband has been incredibly supportive and is genuinely excited but likely doesn’t feel the same type of connection to the baby that I already do. Reading Kyle’s responses put a lot of things in perspective for me and I greatly appreciated the honesty that both of you shared! I made my husband read the post that night and it spurred great conversation in my own marriage. So thank you for that! I’m sure it would be a ton of work but would love to actually hear these conversations in a mini-podcast style 😊

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  58. Casey says:

    Happy Anni! My favorite post was the Mother/Son Bond post because I felt the exact same.

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  59. Katie P says:

    This one! I’ve been following you for about a year! You are one of the influencers who inspired me to turn fear into action and start my own blog ♥️ I have no idea what I’m doing but I’m doing it anyway! I launched yesterday- this post is inspiring on where I may in

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  60. Steph says:

    I love the honesty of your conversations with Kyle and your openness of your fears….even though you exude confidence in all aspects of your life it’s nice to see that you too are vulnerable and so down to earth.

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  61. Steph says:

    I love the honesty of your conversations with Kyle and your openness of your fears….even though you exude confidence in all aspects of your life it’s nice to see that you too are vulnerable and so down to earth.

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  62. Darcy says:

    I loved your post about time outs and how you discipline your kids, etc. My little one is only two months, but I work with kids and I was really interested in your kind, but firm? approach. And I love what you said about how the world opens up for well-behaved children. Congratulations on 3 years of HEA; it’s my all-time favorite blog!

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  63. Miranda says:

    I really really loved your wedding dress post just the other day! What a great reminder not just about fashion, but about life and being confident with your instincts and knowing the choices that are best for you regardless of whether everyone agrees.

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  64. Beth says:

    I am loving all of your Conversations with Kyle!

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  65. Sarah Gradt says:

    Happy 3rd birthday! My favorite has been your conversations with Kyle.

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  66. Hayley says:

    I have enjoyed so many posts this past year, all the recipes and wellness tips but one of your most recent ones “families belong together” is my favorite and really touched me. It’s great to come here for all sorts of life tips and beauty advice but you also have real, down to earth words about important things. Thank you.

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  67. Margherita says:

    My favorite post was the one about the mom guilt, because it made me learn more about myself and figure out that my personal happiness is important. If I am happy and feel fulfilled as an individual, I can transmit this joy to my daughter and my husband, becoming a better mom and wife to them. Simple concept, but life changing for me. Still working on it LOL

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  68. Dawn McGinty says:

    Congratulations! I love all of your posts but my favourites have been your posts about your miscarriage. I have had 3 and related to your posts so much, especially when people would ask if we were having kids or trying to and how my heart would break each time when I would smile and say “hopefully”. We don’t have kids and people have stopped asking but my heart still aches.

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  69. Amy Moore says:

    Happy 3rd birthday! I’m so grateful I found your little corner of the internet this year. My favorite post is the first one I read: teaching my daughter self-love and confidence, followed very closely by conversations with Kyle fatherhood expectations (seriously changed the way I thought my husband perceived fatherhood). Thank you for all that you do and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

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  70. Sarah Gradt says:

    Happy 3rd anniversary! I look forward to your insta stories everyday, you are seriously my favorite! I have appreciated your honesty on so many topics. It makes me feel like I’m not alone during those crazy parenting days and trying to run a household. One of my favorites lately has been your conversations with Kyle.

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  71. Kim says:

    Happy Birthday! My favorite post was your skincare routine. As an aside, I’ve also really enjoyed your make-up Instastories. It has really helped me get a handle on my make-up routine!

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  72. Nicole Sweeney says:

    Happy Birthday HEA! I really loved the Christmas Traditions you are continuing with your kids. I know you love holidays and it was really nice to read something about special family moments in those fun holidays. I also love conversations with Kyle but hard to nail down which one I have liked best thus far 🙂

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  73. Meredith says:

    Tough choice, but my favorite post is “Happily Eva Answers: Lonely & Searching in my Twenties.” Not only was it super relatable to me (lol) but I really love the advice you give. I think you have such an authentic voice and a great sense of humor, so I would really enjoy more of those Q&A sessions or more video content on the blog. Congrats!

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  74. Jackie G says:

    Happy 3 Year Blogaversary! (Not a word?!) my favorite post from this year was when you talked about The Mom Guilt…as a new working mom juggling career, husband, family and friends this one hit home the most. I love all blogs about motherhood and your entertainment blogs! Wishing you many more years of Happily Eva After!

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  75. Denise says:

    I really like the posts you and Kyle do. It’s refreshing to see two perspectives in writing when it comes to sharing responsibilities and parenting in general.

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  76. Dawn Smith says:

    My favorite post was ‘The Mother Son Bond’ because it really was genuine in explaining that relationship. My son is adopted…but in going through the adoption process I was always thinking about a little girl. How we’d play with dolls, do each other’s hair and all the girly things. I didn’t know what to do with a boy! How would I even connect? And wouldn’t you know, our social worker matched us with a 15 month old little boy who upon laying eyes on me for the first time, smiled so big with such joy in his eyes that any hesitation on my part about being a boy-mom literally melted away. The bond IS so special. I love him from the deepest depths, forever and always.

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  77. Alane B. says:

    I know it’s recent, but I loved that you blogged about the family separation issue. I really appreciated that you used your platform to share ways we can all help.

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  78. Esme says:

    I really find it hard to choose, I really do love all your posts. When I started following you I really connected to your voice, and being a mom of a three-year-old I feel like you have brought up a lot of the topics, issues, and concerns that I have had as my son grows. But if I have to choose one I would say it is your conversations with Kyle. It’s great to hear a man/father‘s perspective on topics and it has help me sometimes understand where my husband is coming from or seeing it in a different point of view. Congrats on #3!!

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  79. Sarah Gradt says:

    Happy anniversary!! I have loved following you! Thank you for your honesty and transparency. Sometimes it’s easy to think you’re the only one dealing with a certain situation. So many times you have made me feel less crazy in this crazy life of parenting and running a household. By far lately I have loved your conversations with Kyle.

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  80. Amy says:

    I love the ones where you talk about marriage. I usually forward them to my husband as a this is how I feel but don’t know how to say it. Your conversations with Kyle about dividing household duties really hit home. I love that Kyle realizes that you do so much for your family. I think sometimes my husband forgets that since he’s working outside the home.

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  81. Julia says:

    Happy Anniversary Babycakes!!! Thanks for being here for us, creating this community and lovely space and window into your lives!

    As a photographer, I LOVED your post about your tricks and tips when shooting little ones!!! (“you mean like shoot her??”) but I was also really surprised how much I am enjoying your conversations with Kyle, and I am one of the ones who would love it if you get to a place where a podcast would be part of your empire!

    We love ya lady!

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  82. Jenn says:

    I love all your posts (and have been reading since your started!) but I really loved your words on teaching your daughter self love and confidence. I was about 8 months pregnant with my daughter when I read it and it really made me cry, it truly resonated with me. My family also loves your chicken milanese recipe, I have made it several times!

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  83. Jen says:

    The post that has stuck with me was your “Inentions for 2018”. It was so raw and honest and I loved it. I also love the Conversations with Kyle and all your organizational posts. I’m such a planner and organizer!!!!!

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  84. Jo Howe says:

    Congratulations and happy birthday 🎂🎈🎉 🍾 so far my faves are: conversations with Kyle the one with dividing responsibilities, videos of the appetizers – I made them for a party and it was a hit!, anything, and the diy stuff! I know it’s not this year but love majors birth story! Also not this year but pregnancy after miscarriage since I too experienced it. Thank you for sharing your life (and entire family) to us!

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  85. Lauren says:

    I love the Conversations with Kyle – Fatherhood Expectations!

    And I also love whenever your mom makes a special appearance on your blog or stories – Queen! Would love to read a blog post about growing up with a famous mom or your kids growing up with famous grandparents!

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  86. Jill says:

    Congrats! It’s a wonderful blog with a nice mix of topics. Thoroughly enjoy seeing what’s next! Best wishes for continued success.🌹

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  87. Alison says:

    I loved the Marlowe and asthma posts. We had different factors contributing to her asthma but I had to do a ton of research to figure out what was causing it and I could really relate to your struggle.

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  88. Sara says:

    Favorite post was about how you picked your wedding dress. So beautiful!

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  89. Julia says:

    I have a follow-up thought…

    I think the post that impacted me the most, was after you miscarried. When I commented on some of your stories regarding being a rainbow mama and the fear of pregnancy after miscarriage, you were extremely supportive and kind and I was very awakened by that small gesture from you. You inspired me to look for a community and outlets for this specific part of life that is often very hushed. I found the ihadamiscarriage insta account from one of your posts where you linked to them and it was a great first step for me to look outside my own self to find comfort and friends who can talk about it normally and safely. Those photos of Lowie at the beach, the waves washing away your announcement were such a heartbreaking, but also beautiful, organic representation of how life rolls on over us, out of our control. I will never forget those photos, and I am so thankful those waves brought you Major and helped you become an ally and an inspiration to others who have felt the same crash.

    Seriously, thank you for all that you are.

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  90. Lindsey says:

    Love the Conversations with Kyle series! Lots of parenting realness that I can relate to. Congrats!!!

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  91. Jo Howe says:

    Congratulations and happy birthday 🎉🎈🎂 🍾 my faves would be: conversations with Kyle- dividing responsibilities, videos on simple appetizers- I made them for a party and everyone loved it! Diy projects, and I know this isn’t from this year but I just love major’s birth story! Also pregnancy after miscarriage since I experienced it as well- and last one lol Kyle’s take on the miscarriage. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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  92. Julie Grayson says:

    Hi Eva!

    First off, Happy Birthday to HEA! What a cool accomplishment!

    Like so many other commenters here, I find it so hard to pick only one particular post that resonated with me. I’ll bend the rules a litttle and not choose one specific post, but mention more of a topic overview that you address.

    I truly appreciate that you share your internal struggles. Mom guilt, marriage imperfections, etc. It’s the “real life stuff” that so many filter from their social media to project a certain image to others. You are choosing authenticity, transparency, and relatibility. As a fellow working mama, I appreciate so deeply that you share these aspects of your life with your followers.

    From Major’s fall, to temper tantrums, to house problems, you share it with us. You, kind stranger, are the real deal. And there’s no doubt in my mind that is a huge part of the reason you are so successful with your HEA endeavor. 💙

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  93. Taylor says:

    I love so many of the posts, but honestly these wedding posts lately have been some of my very favorite! Would love to see some more amazing Italian recipes as well. Happy 3rd anniversary!

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  94. Ari says:

    Love your obsessions!!! Congrats!!

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  95. Jenn says:

    Love it all! My favorites have definitely been Marlowe & Major’s birthdays but also the Mexican spiced salmon bowls… they’re on weekly rotation in my house!!

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  96. Lilyish says:

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading HEA since day 1, before I was pregnant with my 1st. I have appreciated your transparency and vulnerability regarding motherhood so much. Especially about your post partum anxiety after Major’s injury. I experienced crushing PPA and drew strength from your sharing that it took time, help (yay therapy!) and a commitment to putting time and energy into your own self care routinely to heal. Because in that time/headspace, taking time away from your baby feels impossible. But it was vital. Thank you for helping me accept that through your visibility.

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  97. Colleen Smith says:

    Congratulations on HEA’s 3 year anni!! I’ve been reading along for about a year and a half and have so enjoyed your fashion, style, humor and motherhood antidotes…the good the bad and the day what now? moments.
    I’d have to say my favorite posts have been about each of the kids phases and milestones, but the one that sticks out is MAJOR weaning drama. I know how much it freaked you out and how worried you were he wasn’t getting enough calcium/the emotional ties to dropping the bottle suddenly. A good reminder for me that we can plan all we want..but these babes are developing minds of their own and sometimes we have to follow their lead.

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  98. Kimberly says:

    Conversations with Kyle: When We Disagree was nice to read because I feel like most bloggers focus on the positive and act like everything is perfect. I appreciate how honest and real you are about all aspects of life, marriage and parenting. This article was also helpful because my husband and I are currently going through the challenge of staying a team while raising our 11 month old. I look forward to reading what’s going on in your world so please keep up the great work!

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  99. Rene McKeel says:

    Following Major’s sudden “milk” disdain was one of my favorites!

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  100. Danielle Allen says:

    Happy birthday to the blog! 🙂 My favorite post(s) are the ones about parenting honesty! Social media is doing a horrifyingly successful job of glorifying parenthood and making it seem like a lot of parents have a perfect life with perfect kids in a perfectly clean and styled home at all times. It’s so refreshing to read REAL posts about the issues we are ALL having!! 🙂

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  101. Britta says:

    Hi Eva,
    I feel like I have kinda been on your journey with you, but about 8 months to a year behind you! I have a little girl about to turn 3 and a 4 month old baby boy. It has been really nice to turn to your blog when I am struggling and know you just recently went through a similar situation – be it bed training, illnesses with little ones, and of course fun stuff like birthdays and travel!
    While “favorite” isn’t the most appropriate word, your most meaningful post for me was the one addressing your miscarriage. I had an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage after my daughter. It gave me so much hope to hear that you had overcome the same experience and went on to have healthy baby Major.
    Sometimes it’s nice to know you are not going through something alone!

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  102. Gisselle Gutierrez says:

    All of your posts are wonderful, but one that actually encouraged me to act was your Cozy Pajama post in January. I bought myself some of those cute jammies and it certainly has made a difference! Happy Three Year Anniversary!

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  103. Hannah says:

    I love the Conversations with Kyle! It’s so interesting to hear both your perspectives.

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  104. Karee says:

    Love conversations with Kyle and the monthly obsessions! Thank you for working so hard on your blog and Instagram. It’s so positive and I look forward to it! ❤️

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  105. Jennifer Nordstrom says:

    I love the conversations with Kyle. Especially the one about his roll as a father and the dividing of the house duties.

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  106. Meredith C. says:

    I have enjoyed the conversations with Kyle series – the one about fatherhood expectations was particularly moving!

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  107. Lauren Slager says:

    I love the new conversations with Kyle, the one on your parenting styles was just wonderful!

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  108. Mackenzie says:

    Happy 3 year anniversary! I love alllllll your decor posts, but my favourite recent post is the one about the mother-son bond you have with Major. It was SO well written and heart-warming!

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  109. Emy says:

    Marlow’s asthma updates have been one of my favorite. My 4yo daughter Emma went through the exact same thing! Thankfully she hasn’t needed a single treatment in months! Hope the same goes for Marlow! Breathing issues + our babies is not fun. scariest moments of my life for sure!

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  110. Caitlyn says:

    I love each post but I think my most recent favorite was how you picked your wedding dress!

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  111. Erin says:

    All of Eva’s obsessions! I’ve found some great products through your recommendations!

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  112. Nicole says:

    Congrats!! I love all of the pictures in this post. You guys are the cutest. I love all your monthly obsessions posts. I’ve found some great products reading them. And I also have to say that I’m loving the Conversations With Kyle posts. So great. Keep it up!!

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  113. Mary says:

    I loved your hair (and beauty) tutorial(s) ! I always struggled with blowing out my hair so it was so nice to find something that felt relatable and manageable. I really love your honesty in all your posts 🙂

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  114. Jess says:

    I love the posts involving the conversations you have with Kyle! I found your blog through Kyle since my husband is a fan of the premiere league! Every Saturday is soccer in my house!!

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  115. Madelin says:

    I loved all the “conversations with Kyle” posts, but my fave so far was “when you disagree”. I think it’s so important to know you’re not the only one feeling a certain way and to get insight into maybe how to talk to one another in a different or new way is so great!

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  116. Brittany says:

    My favorite was the Mother Son bond! It perfectly captures what I’ve been feeling about becoming a mama to my 4 month old son but couldn’t put into words.

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  117. Jennifer says:

    I love your convo with Kyle posts. I feel like it helps with my marriage and how it has changed post baby!

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  118. Meaghan says:

    The first “Conversations with Kyle: Expectations of fatherhood” post! I really loved his insights. Also, “Mom Guilt Epidemic” post because you introduced me to Esther Perel.

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  119. I love your conversations with Kyle and your realistic mommy articles and posts. So refreshing and honest.

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  120. Madelin says:

    I love the conversations with Kyle posts, my fave so far is the “when we disagree”. It’s so important to know you aren’t the only one feeling a certain way and I possibly get new ideas of how to talk to one another when you do in fact disagree.

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  121. Nicole Blackmore says:

    I think my favorite series is Conversations with Kyle! It really hits home for me because I have a son who is almost 2 (eek!) and my husband is constantly traveling for work which means much of the responsibility of parenting falls to me. The first two post allowed me to see a different perspective for some of my frustrations since at home communication can be tough in the moment.

    Thanks so much for all that you do!!

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  122. Amy Dahm says:

    Thank you for all your wisdom and I loved that you shared about Marlowe’s asthma as we realized an air purifier is a godsend! I also love all your skin care posts.

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  123. Kate Tarleton says:

    I love the Conversations with Kyle- especially the one about what you would change about your wedding. It was very honest and open, but still so loving and happy.
    Happy 3rd Birthday to HEA!

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  124. Christina says:

    The post about combatting Mom guilt while being a working mom.

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  125. Paige says:

    Hands down the mermaid/shark bash!!! It was beyond cute and such a clever theme for sweet Marlow!

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  126. Nicole says:

    I think the series that I’m really feeling right now are the Conversations with Kyle. I have a son who is almost 2 (eek!) and a husband who for much of that time has been constantly traveling for work. As you know that leaves us with much if not all the responsibility of everyday life and parenting so the first two posts allowed for me to take in a different perspective! What on the surface seemed like such a simple concept has already helped so much in my relationship.

    Thanks for all that you share!

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  127. Lindsey Fitzsimons says:

    My favorite post this year (and maybe of all time) was the DIY dinosaur eggs!

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  128. Melissa Symons says:

    Hi! Congrats on 3 years! My favorite post was How to Give Yourself the Perfect Blowout! Plus I LOVE looking at all your decor posts of your house.

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  129. Brittney says:

    Happy 3 years HEA! Happy to say I’ve been a follower from the beginning! My husband and I are just starting out on the journey of starting a family and your blog and Instagram has been a source of inspiration and information. My favorite posts are the ones talking about mental health (therapy, self care, PPD, etc) and you’ve been so open about your journey, which is so important! We can’t talk about these things enough, so thank you!

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  130. Meg says:

    Love the conversations with Kyle series, and your recipes! Happy 3rd Anniversary!

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  131. Michelle Gibson says:

    Happy Birthday! Such an accomplishment, congrats! Your recent post shout the mother/son bond really spoke to me. I just had a baby boy a month ago and I have a 3 year old daughter and everything you said resonated with me. From being annoyed at people who kept saying how wonderful little boys are while pregnant, to the bond I feel now that he’s here. Thank you!

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  132. Jenna Dubbs says:

    Wooooo happy third birthday (today is my husbands birthday, too!)!! I love all of your content, but your recent ‘The Mother Son Bond’ post really resonated with me. I have two little boys (each about 6 months younger than Marlowe and Major!) and you described that special bond so perfectly. Love following along in your parenting journey so much – thank you for sharing and always being so fun, insightful, and honest!

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  133. Brittney says:

    Happy 3 years to HEA! Happy to say I’ve been following along from the beginning! My husband and I are just starting out on the starting a family journey and your blog and Instagram have been a source of information and inspiration. I would say my favorite post(s) are about me so health (therapy, self care, PPD,etc.) and you’ve been so open about your journey. I think that is something we can’t talk about enough, so thank you!

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  134. Janelle says:

    Any of your food posts

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  135. Erin says:

    I really enjoy the conversation you have with Kyle. We see him a bunch in your social media, so it is cool to see y’all discussions about real life.

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  136. Jenna Dubbs says:

    Wooooo happy third birthday (today is my husbands birthday, too!)!! I love all of your content, but your recent ‘The Mother Son Bond’ post really resonated with me. I have two little boys (each about 6 months younger than Marlowe and Major!) and you described that special bond so perfectly. Love following along in your parenting journey – thank you for sharing and always being so fun, insightful, and honest!

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  137. Glenda says:

    conversations w/ kyle

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  138. Mindy says:

    My favorite posts have been your conversations with Kyle specifically the dividing responsibilities and what you do when you disagree. My hubs and I just had our first baby 5 weeks ago (my Brady :)) and we are in the thick of figuring it all out with regard to these topics and seeing the perspective of someone who has already gone through it has been so helpful!

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  139. Ms. Min says:

    Conversations with Kyle was a great addition to your site!

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  140. Shannon Frost says:

    Your eyebrows post saved my life. Definitely the best post to date 🙂

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  141. Tera Beach says:

    I really enjoy all of your clothing/shopping post. Although, You are a celebrity you really show that you can look chic with high/low budget items. I’ve never seen old navy look so good! Xo, Tera

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  142. Rachel Martin says:

    I have absolutely loved the posts when you discuss your favorite products. I’m now hooked on Mario Badescu’s rose spray! It’s a small little luxury in my otherwise busy life of 3 kids 6 and under!

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  143. Sarah-Jayne Encabo says:

    Oh, wow, congrats on your anniversary! There’s so many amazing posts to choose from! I have to say my absolute fave is your banana bread post. Is that weird? I don’t have kids of my own and I love to bake, so I ran out and made it right away. It was a HUGE hit! 💜

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  144. Holly Hart says:

    Raising two opposite personalities!

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  145. Johanna says:

    My favorite post from this year is (Getting Organized) My kitchen organization project. Love it 🙂

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  146. Olivia says:

    Congrats on 3 years! I’ve been following since day 1. Hope you are doing something fun to celebrate all your hard work and success tonight!

    My favourite blog post is ‘Conversations with Kyle: When We Disagree” followed closely by ‘Slow Cooker Meatballs’ and ‘Fun Ideas for a Date Night at Home’.

    All the best,
    Olivia

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  147. Diana says:

    I just reread the Disciplining a Toddler post as my baby is about to turn 1!!

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  148. Brittany says:

    Yay for HEA!! I’ve been reading before I became a Mom, and then I became pregnant when you were with pregnant with Major (our babies are 5 days apart!) so I feel connected to you and your blog on many levels. I’d have to say my favorite post from this year is the first Q&A post you started with Kyle. It’s nice when couples keep it real and put it out there that all relationships have problems. Keep up the good work! ❤️

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  149. Lauren R says:

    Happy birthday HEA!
    I love a lot of your posts so it’s very hard to choose a favorite. I love your marriage and motherhood posts and assume the motherhood content will only become more and more relevant to me come fall (first time mama, due November 2018!) That being said, I’m such a sucker for your recipes, they are incredible. So I’m choosing Chicken Milanese as my favorite post because YUM!

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  150. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday!!! I love your conversations with Kyle but I did really enjoy about your bond with Major. It was so sweet and touching. Your fashion tips are also super fun!

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  151. Mallory B says:

    Love the parenting related posts – especially Marlowe’s transition with school. All of your parenting posts resonate so much with me and I look forward to the updates!

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  152. Vitoria says:

    Hi and congrats!! I really love all of your skincare routine posts. I started using the No.7 eye cream you mentioned in one of them and it has been great so far!

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  153. Sarah Mallis says:

    I love your parenting posts– I have two daughters, ages 3 and 9 months, and hearing the challenges and successes you experience as a working mother helps me feel supported and hopeful in my own motherhood journey!

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  154. Megan says:

    Woo hoo to 3 years!! Like so many, there are lots of posts I could point to that resonate with me or I feel like I could be writing the same thing. The one from the last year that spoke the most to me was regarding the Mother-Son bond. I had a daughter first so when I got pregnant the second time, I was convinced it was another girl. When it turned out to be a boy, I was terrified about how to raise him and what it would be like. Your post could literally be coming from my brain on how I feel about my son and the bond I share with him.

    Also honorable mention goes to your Eva’s Obsessions because I’m a product junkie so I always love to see what others use.

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  155. B. Shipp says:

    SO HARD TO CHOOSE, your instagram is one of my favorite—which of course led me to the blog. My favorite post is probably your monthly Eva Obsessions; especially for skincare, I have found so many great products through you!

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  156. Aimee says:

    Totally digging the Conversations with Kyle. Congrats on 3 years!

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  157. Samantha Pron says:

    I found your blog about a year and a half ago and I absolutely fell in love with it. I was going around trying to find an interesting blog to follow and kept hitting dead ends. I couldn’t find anything relatable, fun, or that held my interest. Then I found a news article about yours. I went on and instantly felt like I had found a kindred spirit!

    My favorites are usually your décor, motherhood, and marriage posts but my favorite this year has been your Mother’s Day Porcelain post. I went out immediately and had my 4 year old decorate porcelain for my mom and Mother in law that very same night! They both loved their plates and proudly display them in their homes.

    Thank you for everything you do day in and day out! Your hard work definitely shows!

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  158. Elizabeth A Hecker says:

    Happy Eva-versary!

    I love all the Conversations with Kyle – so real, honest and true!

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  159. Tory says:

    I loved the recent trip with Marlowe to NYC. I’ve been following atleast 2 years—I’ve loved watching Marlowe(and now Major!) grow up. Beautiful family!

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  160. Traci F says:

    I love your monthly obsessions posts as I always enjoy learning about new products and trust that your favorites are sure to not be missed! Congrats on 3 years and cheers to many more!

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  161. Georgia says:

    Happy birthday to Happily Eva After and big congrats to you on this milestone! I am a recent transplant to Connecticut and have loved discovering your blog – you are a wonderful writer and storyteller! My favorite posts have been the “Conversations with Kyle” series, especially the post about dividing household responsibilities. It is so relatable to see a real and honest look into your relationship. Best of luck for many more wonderful years of blogging, I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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  162. Lisa A says:

    Your “families belong together” was a beautiful, heartfelt post. We are all feeling this in some way and as a parent, it’s so tough to watch (I can only imagine these families living through it!).

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  163. Isabel says:

    My favorite post from this year was the first installment of the “Conversations with Kyle” series. I found it so interesting that some of the concerns I’ve had about the role of fatherhood to be somewhat confirmed and equally denied by this post. I read it aloud with my SO and had our conversation about what this might look like in our lives, which is what I found so valuable. Your conversation sparked our conversation, and that was both helpful and memorable. Thank you and Happy 3rd Birthday to HEA!!! <3

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  164. Missy says:

    Your slow cooker meatball post was the best, I can’t tell you how many times I have used the recipe. And any post about Major I love, my son was born 3 weeks before him! Congrats, I love reading your blog and following you on Insta!

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  165. Jacqueline says:

    My favorite posts are the Eva Obsessions. I have spent some money on some of the items. Congratulations on your third year!!!

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  166. TracyAnne says:

    Hooray for 3 hard earned years! 🙂 I think the potty training files have been my favorite recent post. Bringing a little humor to the methodology of such a tricky life lesson makes the idea of undertaking it less intimidating for the rest of us. 🙂 Cheers to years and years more of HappilyEvaAfter

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  167. Tori says:

    I have lots of favorite posts! Although, I keep coming back to all of your decorating posts and the blogger files posts. But the one post that stands out the most is the Valentines DIY heart crayons because I was needing a last minute gift for my sons class. And the post saved me because I had most everything I needed already. Plus, it was such a super cute idea!! I got soooo many compliments on how cute and crafty it was! ❤️ And of course I let them know where I got the idea. 😉

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  168. Natalie says:

    I loved your Mom Hack: Pizza Night Post recently 🙂

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  169. Christina Alvarez-key says:

    My favorites are your conversations with Kyle. Its interesting to see how other partners work things out and getting a male perspective!

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  170. Tori says:

    Congratulations and Happy 3rd Birthday to HEA!! 🎉 I have lots of favorite posts! Although, I keep coming back to all of your decorating posts and the blogger files posts. But the one post that stands out the most is the Valentines DIY heart crayons because I was needing a last minute gift for my sons class. And the post saved me because I had most everything I needed already. Plus, it was such a super cute idea!! I got soooo many compliments on how cute and crafty it was! ❤️ And of course I let them know where I got the idea. 😉

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  171. Cortney says:

    I really like the monthly “Eva’s Obsessions” posts – I feel like there is always something that I want to buy, like the Moonlite Storybook Projector or the Powerglow Peel.

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  172. Rian Whalen says:

    Hi Eva! My daughter is ajust a few months older than Marlowe so I really enjoy the parenting milestone posts as we are usually going through the same thing and the same time. The potty training post was particularly useful!

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  173. My husband and I have been loving Conversations with Kyle! It’s so nice to see a couple that seems to have it all together, and has the perfect kids and family, being real about life and relationships.

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  174. Melissa L. says:

    Congratulations on the 3rd birthday of your blog. I really enjoy your monthly favorites and the posts about your kids. But the post that introduced me to your blog was about your miscarriage which so real and heartbreaking and I could relate to your pain and fears. My favorite I must say is your recent post about families belonging together. As a mother this situation is so devastating and your post really touched my heart. I really commend you for writing it. It’s not about politics, but about humanity. Thank you for writing it.

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  175. My husband and I have been loving Conversations with Kyle. It’s so nice to see a couple that seemingly has it all together, has has the perfect kids and family, get real and talk about life and relationships.

    (My internet is being weird. Sorry if this posts twice).

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  176. Caitlin Baldasano says:

    Happy Birthday, Happily Eva After!! It’s so hard to choose a blog post from this year, probably every single Monthly Obsessions post because I’ve found the most amazing gems through those! But to be honest, the posts in the past that dealt with anything about your miscarriage, pregnancy after miscarriage, parenting a rainbow baby- they were LIFE for me. I went through the same heart wrenching situation almost the exact same time you did, and you are one of the main voices that helped me have the strength to try for my sweet rainbow baby. Thank you for voicing the sadness that almost swallowed me as well as the voice that said to try again. That rainbow is 16 months old and the most beautiful thing in the world! 🌈 ❤️💙🎂

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  177. Marci Salinas says:

    I love the conversations with Kyle….

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  178. Sheila says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! I have loved following your beautiful family over the years and it’s always my number one insta story! Always love to see what y’all are up to in the Fairfield County area 🙂

    My favorite posts are the Conversations with Kyle. I am getting married in October and hope to start a family soon after and I really love to hear both of your perspectives – your open communication and partnership is #goals and has giving my fiancé and I some food for thought.

    Cheers to many more years of HEA!

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  179. Amy Mulrooney says:

    I love the conversations with Kyle posts as well as Eva’s Obsessions. Happy 3rd Birthday!

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  180. Anne says:

    Congrats on three years!!

    I love Conversations with Kyle! 🙂

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  181. Sheila says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! I have loved following your beautiful family over the years and its always my number one insta story!

    My favorite posts are the Conversations with Kyle. I am getting married in October and hope to start a family soon after and I really love to hear both of your perspectives – your open communication and strong partnership is #goals and has given me a lot of insight to happy marriage.

    Cheers to many more years of HEA!

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  182. Micaela says:

    Thanksgiving tablescape! I love all things home décor.

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  183. Caitlin Baldasano says:

    Happy birthday, HEA!!!

    I have been in this “journey” with you for a long time, so hard to pick! A close second favorite would be your obsessions posts bc I’ve found the BEST gems through those! I have a party whenever you post this months obsessions! 🎉
    However, my true favorite posts you have ever done were the ones regarding your miscarriage, pregnancy after miscarriage, raising a rainbow baby…. those were LIFE for me. I ended up enduring the same heart wrenching situation almost at the same time as you, and you made sense of the tidal wave of emotions I was drowning in. You are also one of the voices that gave me strength to try again. My rainbow is 16 months old and so full of life and wonder! Thank you for being a strong and beautiful voice in this crazy world- I hear you clearly.
    ❤️💙🎂🌈

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  184. Katie Goetsch says:

    Happy 3rd Birthday!! I’m so happy to have discovered you over 2 years ago. I have a daughter about the same age as Major, so the kids posts I enjoy cause I feel I’m going through some of the same things. But the prioritizing your partner is one that stuck out to me. It’s def tough with kids and I liked reading your thoughts.

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  185. Alli says:

    I always love the blog posts on your holiday decor and food/drinks. Whether it’s for a national holiday, birthday or a date night-you always have such delicious and visually stunning things posted. As soon as I get back from vacation I’m planning on trying your s’mores shake!!! Busters Famous Green Fish is hands down my favorites and now one of my go to recipes.

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  186. alana says:

    I love all of your content, but randomly my favorite posts every year are the Halloween ones.
    I loved your 2017 Halloween posts! You are so festive.

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  187. Katie Morene says:

    I’m already a newsletter devotee! Prioritizing your Partner was one of my favorite blog posts this year, I thought it was relevant whether married one year, 10 years or 30 years. Thanks for reminding me how important my husband is!

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  188. Lauren says:

    Definitely the mother-son bond post, because I had my own little boy 3.5 months ago (how is he that old already?)

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  189. Dana says:

    HBD Happily Eva After! I love following all of your posts, but I’d have to say my favorite post from this year has to be “Teaching My Daughter Self-Love and Confidence”. I’m not a mother yet, but I nanny for a little girl Marlowe’s age and I hope that my time spent around her helps to build up her self love and confidence as she grows!

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  190. Sara Thorpe says:

    Definitely Conversations with Kyle: Fatherhood Expectstions. I read this blog with my husband because we are currently expecting our first child. I think everyone has pre conceived notions of what motherhood and fatherhood is but it was nice to hear both of your perspectives on the matter. We are both utterly nervous and excited for this new journey and have accepted the fact that we can’t be ready for anything. My husband didn’t have the best relationship with his father so I know it’s a big part of why becoming a new dad and a “good” dad is so important to him. Thanks for easing our worries and expectation even just a little. 😊

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  191. Jaime Fix says:

    I love Conversations with Kyle and I really liked hearing a bit about his run for President from the wife’s perspective. Your Instagram stories are the first ones I look for!

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  192. Alex says:

    I love your series with Kyle. It’s so nice to know other couples are having the same thoughts and conversations.

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  193. Elizabeth Oyster says:

    Your updates on Marlowe’s asthma journey. My 6 year old has asthma and allergies and it’s always nice to hear from other mamas in a similar circumstance. Thank you for sharing your sweet family with us 😊

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  194. Georgia says:

    The post on being done growing your family. I really empathize with those complicated feelings and it helped put into words my own experience. Congrats on 3 years!

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  195. Lauren Kinney says:

    I’ve really loved all your wedding insights but most recently your post at what’s going on at our borders. I appreciate you putting yourself out there and recognizing that you would get some push back.

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  196. Irina Visan says:

    Happy Birthday HEA!!!! Since I can’t possibly choose one post I will say that my fave is the Kyle interview series. I am not a parent yet, but as half of a long term committed relationship these are questions that I often think of myself. It’s so refreshing to see another perspective and to see how open, loving and honest your conversations are has inspired me so much!

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  197. Megan says:

    Congratulations on 3 years!! I do love conversations with Kyle, but my favorites have been your wedding series. I’m planning my December 2018 right now, so the wedding inspo and tips have been just what I need! Keep up the great work, Eva!!

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  198. Elana says:

    I just love all the wedding posts! I remember seeing your wedding dress and was in awe!

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  199. Lauren Kinney says:

    Let’s try this again lol. I like your wedding insight posts but most recently your thoughts on what’s happening at our borders. You took a risk even saying anything, knowing you’d get some push back ❤️

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  200. Vittoria says:

    I love photo shoot makeup look post! I adore it, lots of good suggestions that I use!!! You are awesome! Thank you!
    Xoxo

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  201. Krista says:

    As a self proclaimed potion junkie I love your Favorite Obsessions posts!! Thanks for sharing all the goods with us and Happy Birthday!

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  202. Jessica C. says:

    I loved all of the home renovation posts you had when you first moved into the CT house.

    My favorite recent one was about the mother-son bond. I’ve always been someone that really only wanted girls, but now you have me not-so-worried if I’m lucky enough to have a boy!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and keeping us entertained! Happy birthday, Happily Eva After!

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  203. Ellie says:

    All the wedding posts. I’m planning my own wedding right now (getting married October 13th) and everything from what to include on the registry to picking wedding colors (or really not limiting yourself to just 2) has been really informative. My fiancé is from Charleston so it’s cool to see your pictures because I’ve been to the Hibernian society many times for weddings, it’s a great venue!

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  204. Ann says:

    I love the Kyle interview where you talk about sharing parenting responsibilities.

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  205. Kate says:

    As a brand spanking new bride, I have been enjoying wedding month! I absolutely love looking through all your photos, but my favorite has been the Conversations with Kyle on What We’d Change About Our Wedding. We similarly went with timelessness–hopefully our future kids won’t see 2018 all over them!

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  206. Shawn Moore says:

    My favorite post is, “HOW I FIXED MY EYEBROWS”. I’ve struggled with keeping my hands off the tweezers, and letting my brows do there thing. Also, I thought I would need to go to some super fancy brow bar, and I’ve used the Benefit Brow bar and your blog just reinforced my choice. Thanks! I love your hair color too. I wish I could go that route, but a dark brunette going to blond (ish) is way too hard. Love and light to you and the fam! XO

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  207. Margo McNair says:

    My favorite post was you & Kyle rehashing your wedding, so candid, fun, & honest…..but truth be told, there has yet to be a post I Didn’t like! Congrats on your well earned successes and here’s to many, many more!

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  208. Angela Jolley says:

    Congrats on 3 years, what an accomplishment! I love all of your posts (duh!) but my absolute favorite is the post about your mother/son bond…as a fellow boy Mom this post really resonated with me. I also love how honest you are about the difficulties of parenthood! Keep on being awesome! Xoxo

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  209. I love Conversations with Kyle!

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  210. Katie says:

    I love all your monthly obsession posts! But my family and I especially LOVED your meatball recipe post!! They are beyond tasty and get gobbled up every time I make them!

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  211. Katie says:

    I love all your monthly obsession posts! But my family and I especially LOVED your meatball recipe post!! They are beyond tasty and get gobbled up everytime I make them!

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      My comment posted like 3 times! Haha I am so sorry!!

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  212. Katie Parsons says:

    I love all your monthly obsession posts! But my family and I especially LOVED your meatball recipe post!! They are beyond tasty and get gobbled up everytime I make them!

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  213. Brianne says:

    Congrats on 3 years! I’ve truly enjoyed HEA from the minute I came across it! I look forward to all your posts and newsletters each Friday as well. My favorite post most recently is The Mother Son Bond. I just found out my second child is also a boy. After hoping my daughter was going to have a sister, your post truly helped me to feel so much better about this little guy that will soon be in our lives. I am so afraid of being the worst “boy Mom” ever, but I know I will be just fine now.

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  214. Amee says:

    I love your obsessions posts every month! I spend time reading and looking at them! But also the wedding registry post this month has been a goodie! Thank you:)

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  215. Nancy says:

    I love how open & honest your blog always feels when I read it. The posts that stand out the most to me are your one about your “completed family”, your mother-son bond entry (i’m a single mom to a 4 year old boy who loves watching videos of Marlowe), and your conversations with Kyle have been such a great, unexpected addition. Your family is truly a joy to follow so congratulations on 3! And cheers to many more! 💙

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  216. Kolyssa says:

    I love your insta stories and can’t believe I’ve been watching them for over 2 years! You inspire me in many ways as a mom, as a graphic designer and work-from-home mom, and as a woman! I especially enjoy your blog posts about motherhood. When you asked what my favorite post from this year was, I have several but this is the first one that jumped to mind for some reason.

    http://happilyevaafter.com/my-solo-bedtime-routine-with-my-kids/

    It’s so great to get ideas and insight on how other moms deal with the challenges that we face. Thank you!

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  217. Jillian says:

    I really enjoyed the Conversations with Kyle regarding parenting styles and conflicts between husband and wife on parenting decisions. Very insightful and so relatable!

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  218. Stacey says:

    Happy 3rd Birthday HEA! 🍾🎉
    I love all of the “Conversations with Kyle” posts that you’ve shared lately. They are so relatable for my husband and I, and it’s nice to see the dynamic you guys have parenting your beautiful kiddos (differences and all). 🙂 Like you, I’m much more cautious with my daughter, while my husband is always encouraging her to take risks (even though she might get hurt). I’ve come to realize that we balance each other out in a way that is most beneficial for our little nugget.
    Thanks for sharing your life and family with us. I appreciate how open and honest you always are, and I can’t wait for the next year of HEA posts!
    Congrats!

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  219. Vittoria says:

    I love your makeup post!
    Love all your makeup posts(even on instagram) you are awesome! Thank you!
    Xoxo

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  220. Dana says:

    I love conversations with Kyle!! Congrats on 3 years!

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  221. Melissa Z says:

    My favorite was your post about families belonging together. It is a heartbreaking situation and I think we all need to come together to make it clear that that isn’t acceptable!

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  222. Shari says:

    Happy 3 years! My favorite post was about your mother son bond. I too have a 3.5 year old girl and cried when I found out I was having a boy. I had such visions of 2 little girls holding hands in cute coordinating outfits! I also had dreams of sisters with a close bond as my sister and i have struggled with that. But now I have my little boy and I love him so intensely! And his bond with his sister is amazing!

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  223. Tricia says:

    Happy 3rd Birthday, Happily Eva After! Truly, your Slower Cooker Meatballs post has been a saving grace for me this year! My husband asks for them specifically, carrots and all! I also want to thank you for the work you’ve done to normalize me ya health issues. As a therapist, I thoroughly enjoy reading your self care posts and seeing the encouragement people are finding in them.

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  224. Yassi says:

    First off Thank you for all your posts, blogs, videos, everything. I love how honest you are about motherhood and it’s struggles and it’s positives. I have to say that it’s been wonderful reading your blog and learning from you.
    One of my outmost favorite things you talked about was the anxiety and sadness you feel when you are not with your kids and the guilt than sometimes men don’t feel as fathers while they do the same. I think it touched me in many ways since i feel exactly the same. Got to say sometimes it’s still very hard to shut off that guilt to have some one on one moments with my husband or friends but can not tell you how much your words and knowing I’m not alone on this helped me. Thank you!

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  225. Erin Frey says:

    It’s my birthday today too! 😊. Nannygate was my fav post!

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  226. Joy says:

    My favorite post was the first conversation with Kyle about fatherhood. It was interesting getting your husband’s perspective. It was honest and eye-opening!

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  227. Ashley Norris says:

    Happy 3 years! Congrats! My favorite post(s) from this past year is definitely your new Conversations with Kyle segment! It’s nice to get an inside look into a real, honest marriage. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  228. Robin DiLaura says:

    Happy birthday!! I love reading your blogs and watching your videos. You bring a lot of joy to my life. I am a mother of two as well. Married with a home and two dogs. Very busy. I really enjoy all of your blogs, but my favorite (because I do this) was mom guilt. Why do we do that to ourselves. Reading your words made me feel better. Like most moms we put so much pressure on ourselves and make us last. I’m grateful for your blog it my guilty pleasure.
    Bless you and your beautiful family!

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  229. Ashley Norris says:

    Happy 3 years! Congrats! My favorite post(s) from this past year is definitely Conversations with Kyle. It’s nice to get a look inside a real, honest marriage; disagreements and all! I looove when you talk about your wedding. It’s cool to see which things you would & wouldn’t do again. Plus, Charleston, SC is one of my favorite places! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  230. Ashley Norris says:

    appy 3 years! Congrats! My favorite post(s) from this past year is definitely Conversations with Kyle. It’s nice to get a look inside a real, honest marriage; disagreements and all! I looove when you talk about your wedding. It’s cool to see which things you would & wouldn’t do again. Plus, Charleston, SC is one of my favorite places! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    (Sorry if this posts multiple times)

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  231. Jill says:

    The post about mom guilt! As a new mom, I truly needed that post. It appeared in my Insta feed at the perfect moment, and I still think about it and go back to reread it often. Thank you!

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  232. Emily says:

    The updates with Marlows asthma have been so helpful for me since we have been going through the same thing every winter with our 6 year old. Also, I really enjoy the conversations with Kyle!

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  233. Love the Blue Mercury gift card.

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  234. Bethany Graham says:

    My favorite posts are those that shared your experience with miscarriage. I appreciate your honesty and willingness to help other women feel less alone.

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  235. Susan says:

    I love all your posts but recently have enjoyed the posts about your wedding.

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  236. Steph says:

    My favorite is probably your Wedding Decor post, as well as the entire series! Im getting married soon so I am in prime planning and decor mode and love getting inspirations from others!

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  237. Rachel says:

    Congrats on three years!! There are so many good posts but I think my favorite is how you met Kyle. It was funny and heartwarming and it made your wedding content that much more fun to read because now we know the backstory of you two!

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  238. Nikki says:

    I love love everything on the blog. Especially motherhood and recipes but the families belong together was beautiful! Keep it up ❤️

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  239. Rebecca says:

    I look forward to all the posts but the Division of Responsibilities has really helped me in my marriage as we navigate new parenthood.

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  240. Amber says:

    My favorite post was the dinosaur post because my three (almost four) year old is also dinosaur obsessed!

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  241. Rachel S says:

    Congrats on three years!! There are so many good posts to choose from but I think my favorite was how you met Kyle. It was funny and heartwarming and has made reading your wedding content that much more fun because now we know the backstory between you two! Happy Birthday HEA!

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  242. Rachel S says:

    Congrats on three years!! There are so many good posts but I think my favorite has been how you met Kyle. It was funny and heartwarming and has made reading your wedding content that much more fun to read! Happy birthday HEA! Also I think I’ve posted like 3 times 😂

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  243. Bree says:

    I love the conversations with Kyle series. I find it very helpful in navigating those conversations with my partner.

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  244. Cat says:

    Hard choice but I’d have to say the same as Kate Kuempel – Nannygate. It was just too much and it was so great that you were so open about it.
    That’s why we love you Eva!!!

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  245. Sherry P says:

    Happy 3 years!💕 I’m so sorry Eva, but my favorite post? Girl, any and all posts that you breakdown the REAL life of being a wife and mom. Those posts mean the most to me. Thank you for your time, effort and creativity you put into this labor of love!

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  246. Jen says:

    Congratulations On your 3 years of blogging, I think I’ve been following you since the very beginning. I can’t just pick one favorite blog as I have enjoyed them all so much. Your story about your miscarriage was one that I could relate to the most as I had a late term miscarriage 17 years ago and was one of the hardest times of my life.back then no one talked about especially if you have a still born, no one knows what to say and it’s a dark and lonely time. Reading your expirance brought me to tears, I sure wish you were around 17 years ago I could of used it. Anyway life goes on and I have two beautiful healthy children 22 and 16. Keep up the great work Eva!!! I wish you many many more years of The Happily Eva after!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😘

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  247. Lyndsey says:

    Happy 3rd Birthday, Happily Eva! I love the “Conversations with Kyle,” too! 😍

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  248. Jessica says:

    I really enjoy any post about your children and motherhood. I am not yet a mother, but I love to read your pure honesty of your personal experience with everything. I think my favorite post (not weird I promise) is your post about sex after baby. It was raw, and you told us every little detail.

    Happy 3 years Eva, to celebrate I’m going to watch your first episode of Undateable!

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  249. Mary says:

    Happy Birthday to your wonderful blog! It’ s been a good company for a new mama like me within the past one and a half year and a source of valuable information coming from your shared experiences and thoughts.Since becoming a mama I have (for some reason) been reading less and less books but more and more blogs though and I find you to be one of the most talented writers out there in the blogging world.On top of that ,the fact that you became an entrepreneur in an area you knew nothing about while being a fresh mom ? Ι totally look up to you for this!My most favorite posts of this year were the mom and son bond, new peers who dis and the epidemic of mom guilt.

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  250. Amber says:

    Really hard to pick just one but LOVING the you and Kyle talks. Also learn alot of parenting tricks from you. Thanks and congratulations Eva.

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  251. Nicole Fitzgerald says:

    Hi my favorite post was Marlowe’s hair styles! We’ve bought some of the products and copied a few:)

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  252. Julianne says:

    My favorite post was the dairy free banana chocolate chip bread, my LO who is just a tad younger than Major, 19 mos, is very dairy intolerant. We all were able to eat this delish bread and we were so happy we didn’t have to hide one by on in the other room to sneak bites of the treat, like we have done so many times before. It truly brought us together for dessert (and maybe some breakfast), would love more dairy free recipes if you have any!

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  253. Kelli Janczewski says:

    I love your series with Kyle. I am a little ahead of you is the parenting aspect but love hearing your stories and take on things. It brings back memories.

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  254. Kaitlin T says:

    I love the post where you interviewed/talked with Kyle about your wedding! Always fun to hear from “the other half” of a couple especially on wedding topics. Hearing a guy’s point of view is great!

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  255. Kelli Janczewski says:

    Happy Birthday. I really love your blog and love the series with Kyle.

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  256. Kelli Janczewski says:

    Happy Birthday. I love your series with Kyle.

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  257. Liz Spencer says:

    I really enjoy conversations with Kyle! Congratulations on three years!!

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  258. Maria Giarracca says:

    Happy 🎈🎈🎈Birthday! Love reading all your articles, but especially your conversations with Kyle. Keep doing what you’re doing! Everything is perfect when it comes from the heart!

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  259. Chasity says:

    Your blog makes my day even more joyful and positive. I truly love the joy you bring to marriage and motherhood. My favorite post has been Conversations With Kyle.

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  260. Charlotte says:

    I like the conversation with Kyle on division of responsibilities. I feel that’s a conversation I need to have.

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  261. Ashleigh Witt Wilder says:

    Congratulations on three years! Like AJ many have mentioned I think my favorite post of yours over the last year have been the conversations with Kyle. There’s something reassuring in knowing that others are also working at their marriage. I appreciate both of your vulnerability in the questions and answers.

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  262. Kirsten says:

    Your eyebrow post, so helpful!

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  263. Michelle Swearingen says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! My favorite post was your first conversation with Kyle on his perspective as a first time Dad. It was very insightful and I appreciated you both being so honest and willing to share. It made me think about how my husband must have felt and we had a nice discussion on the topic…so thanks for that! 😊

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  264. Angelina says:

    Love the conversation with Kyle about fatherhood expectations! Read it with my husband (we’ve got baby #1 coming in September!) and we both enjoyed it.

    I’ve loved your blog and of course your insta stories (even the snapchat stories when you used to do them there!) for many years. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your life with us and being so raw and honest!

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  265. Ashley says:

    Congratulations! My favorite was the Division of Responsibility from your conversations with Kyle series.

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  266. Ashley says:

    Congratulations! I loved the Division of Responsibility post.

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  267. Ashley says:

    Conversations with Kyle – particularly the first one. Congrats on 3 years!!!

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  268. Julia Mcgarry says:

    The post about living in “Full Glow” – such an amazing and poignant reminder for all us working mamas trying to juggle it all! I remind myself of it almost everyday thanks to you and it has made such a difference! THANK YOU.

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  269. Carrie Broek says:

    Pretty much any hair and makeup tutorials!

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  270. Lindsay Sloan says:

    I love all your posts but I really loved your post on how you fixed your eyebrows! I have been struggling to do this so your tips were great and I hope to see improvements soon! Thank you!

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  271. Kimberly James says:

    I loved the mother son bond lost you did recently. I have two sons and suffered a few miscarriages in between them and your post struck a chord!
    Congratulations on three years!

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  272. Kelly says:

    Pregnancy after miscarriage post. I also suffered a miscarriage and now am a mommy to a beautiful baby girl. Gives hope to all woman who have gone through such a tragedy.

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  273. Lisa Babs says:

    I loved reading about wedding decor (http://happilyevaafter.com/my-wedding-decor/) I got married last June and I still an not get enough looking at wedding decor.

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  274. Allegra says:

    Sex After Baby post was real AF and am so thankful for you honesty and humor!! Love your blog! Happy blogirthday!!!

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  275. Kim Wesolowski says:

    “The Mom Guilt Epidemic” was a total game-changer – thank you! I just gave birth to my rainbow baby four weeks ago and already find myself struggling with the balance. I read the post when I was still pregnant, and now have it bookmarked for when I need a reminder!

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  276. Sarah says:

    Congrats on 3 years!! My favorite post so far was the one about finding out Major was a boy, and how wonderful it is to have a son. As a mom of an almost three year old boy, I never dreamed that I’d love being a mom of a boy so much. They are sweet and love their mamas! I enjoy your blog and Instagram feed so much, keep up the great work!!

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  277. Helen says:

    Honestly! Any posts about entertaining are always super helpful for me! Do I have to choose just one? The most recents on your wedding and seeing your flower bouquet picks was a lot of fun to follow along with!

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  278. Catherine says:

    As a mom, I’ve loved so many of your personal posts, but my favorite post is your slow cooker meatball recipe. I’ve been using it over and over (and over and over) for my family. It’s so easy and delicious and I still look forward to making it again. Thank you for being so great always!

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  279. Angela says:

    I hope this doesn’t disqualify me because it’s actually from last year, but it is my favorite post you’ve ever done: the one about Marlowe adapting to being a big sister. My son was born exactly 14 days after my daughter’s second birthday (she is my rainbow baby), and when I was pregnant I showed her the video of your kids meeting for the first time so she could be prepared. Marlowe really set the bar for big sisterhood in our house, and I truly believe your posts helped prepare my girl! She has been a doting mama bear to her brother since he was only a few hours old. Reading about Marlowe’s adjustment gave me such hope for my kids, and luckily it worked out beautifully. Congratulations on another great year!

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  280. Gina says:

    I love your wedding posts, but your birthday post is my favorite! Happy 3rd Birthday 🎂

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  281. Rebecca Bergman says:

    I love all of your posts, but I especially loved your post about the importance of keeping families together. It’s hard to watch news reports about the children of immigrants being taken and placed in temporary shelters. I’m not a parent, but I am a teacher. Over the years, I’ve worked with many children of immigrants. I would be absolutely heartbroken if one those students had been ripped apart from their family and held in some undisclosed location without anyone to property care for them. I can only imagine how these parents must feel. They’ve come to America because we’re the Land of Opportunity, but they’re greeted in a most horrific manner. I am truly appalled and ashamed by the actions and careless attitude of the government officials behind this catastrophe. I want you to know how much I appreciate you sharing your concerns regarding this issue, as well as including ways that we can actually do something to help. Thank you!

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  282. Jamie says:

    I can’t pick just one post as a favorite–I’ve enjoyed and related to so many! From your husband’s career aspirations (I was rooting for him!), the kids getting sick, Marlowe changing schools, all while you were Mommin’ and doing your thing…and you are still keeping it real! I guess I’m just amazed. There are so many bloggers out there and all in different income brackets, most of which I kind of roll my eyes at because I’m middle class for life LOL. You don’t do sponsorships out of greed, you genuinely enjoy sharing the things you love and I just dig that! It’s why I followed you in the first place and why I’m still here! I don’t get a chance to comment on each post (deployed husband with an almost 8 month old on my own) but I read them when my bean goes to sleep and it’s a part of my “me time”. So, they have all meant something to me as a fellow Mama trying to cultivate a happily ever after of my own. 🙂

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  283. Christy Larry says:

    I love your Conversations with Kyle. We all absolutely love you and it’s just fun to get that playful, loving relationship you two have together in a post. Happy 3rd Birthday to your blog <3

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  284. Christy Larry says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one favorite post, but I absolutely love Conversations with Kyle. This brings me to thinking about Nannygate and the drama that went on then. Happy 3rd Birthday to your blog <3

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  285. Christy Larry says:

    Such a hard choice picking just one post, but I would have to say I absolutely love Conversations with Kyle. They are so fun to read!

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  286. Susan says:

    Mine is The Mother son bond! I am going to be a first time grandma and when we all first found out my daughter was going to have a baby, her first due this August, I told her as time went on I swore it was a girl! She invited me to the 1st ultrasound for the gender reveal and I heard”It’s a boy” My reaction was almost identical to your’s and it took me a little while for it to sink in. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so guilty! Anyway, I am totally beyond excited to meet this little sweet boy soon! Happy 3 year Birthday!!

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  287. Dejoni says:

    My favorite posts are your monthly favorite lists.

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  288. Maria says:

    Happy 3rd Anniversary! Your blog is so inspiring. Thank you for your openness with life topics. My favourite posts this year have been the “Conversations with Kyle” series.

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  289. Dana McBride says:

    I love any post with your kiddos, especially Major because my son is two months younger. Mom life is hard, but somehow reading your posts makes it easier.

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  290. Amanda Tudor says:

    Eva- thank you for all you put out and your brutal honesty! As moms we are just trying to do our best and I appreciate that no matter who we are or what’s we come from, we all have the same worries and concerns. I loved the post about how you are trying to teach your daughter self respect and having a positive body image. I’ve already starting incorporating that into my approach with my 2 year old daughter!

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  291. Jessica says:

    Congrats! I love all the conversations with Kyle!

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  292. Jennifer Stoops says:

    I posted on your Instagram post instead of here initially 🤦🏻‍♀️ My favorite posts are your honest and real motherhood stories and your post about your day in NYC with Marlowe seeing the Rockettes was so honest and vulnerable and seriously made me cry. It’s so important to be real with each other about the crazy ride of motherhood so we all know we aren’t alone and you do that so well! ❤️

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  293. Calley says:

    It’s so hard to choose just one! I will go with a recent fave was the one all about your wedding details and Q and A with your wedding planner. Reading about the details was so fun your wedding looked amazing and so beautiful. Loved Happily Eva After since the beginning! Thanks for giving us a daily dose of fun! Xo

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  294. Kelly S. says:

    I love Eva’s obsessions and all things baby-related! I have an 18-month old and love seeing the Major updates.

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  295. Christin says:

    Slow cooker Meatballs!!!
    I always Love your food the most! I think its because of the italian Style. My forever favorite will be your red sauce!!!

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  296. Keelan says:

    I like reading about the trips you take so I can live vicariously through you!

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  297. Kim C says:

    All of the wedding posts but especially the details post!

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  298. Liz D says:

    Happy blogiversary! I LOVE your Conversations with Kyle posts; particularly the one about fatherhood expectations. It inspired me to have the exact same conversation with my husband because I wanted to know his thoughts and feelings about it too!

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  299. Heather Feldman says:

    I loved the post about becoming a boy mama. I have two girls and then a little boy and before I even read your post I knew what you were going to say. And it is TRUE. The love for our girls is not more or less than it is for our little men it is just different and so incredible to get to experience both! I teared up reading it because it goes so quickly and being a mama is such a gift. I love that you post on something so personal and the feeling can resonate through your authenticity. ❤️

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  300. Samantha Stec says:

    I really like Conversations with Kyle – in particular the post about how you divide responsibilities. Congrats on three years!

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  301. Kelli Janczewski says:

    Happy Birthday. Love your series with Kyle.

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  302. Kate says:

    I loved the post about having a boy. I had a daughter as my first born and I experienced the same feelings you did! It was nice not to feel alone.

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  303. I’ve love your conversations with Kyle. Getting each parents perspective to parenting because I’m totally like you! I just want my little girl to be careful but she is such a toughy.

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  304. Suzie says:

    Congratulations on 3 years! What am amazing accomplishment. I love coming here and reading your inspiring content. It’s a great community not just for moms, but women of all ages! I really loved your piece on the Mother Son bond and I really enjoy your new Conversation with Kyle series. It’s good to get that male perspective sometimes! Thanks for keeping it real, Eva! Giving you virtual high fives and hugs!

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  305. Katie says:

    I love all of the posts about home decor because we have similar taste!

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  306. Becca says:

    Loved your wedding posts!

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  307. Jordan says:

    Happy blog-iversary! I look forward to your posts so much–relatable, refreshing, and fun! I so appreciated your post on Mom Guilt this year!

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  308. Emily says:

    My favorite post was the families belong together one! I also like the recipes though.

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  309. melanie says:

    Bonjour Eva,

    J’aime tout ce que vous partagez!Dès le matin,après le depard de mes enfants pour l’école,je vais a mon ordi avec un bon café frais et je m’aprête a vous lire!

    Merci!

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  310. Jill says:

    I loved the post about your wedding dress! Wonderful story about staying authentic to yourself!

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  311. Hildi says:

    Happy birthday, HEA!

    I think my favorite post of the last year was where you discussed going to therapy after Major’s accident. I found the post very truthful and real and connective. Mental health is just as important as physical health and I appreciate how open you are about so many aspects of your life! Congratulations on 3 Years!

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  312. Jill says:

    I loved your post about finding your wedding dress! It was a great story about being authentic and true to yourself. This is a theme that runs through your blog, and I’m happy for you that you’ve been so successful in sharing that message over the past three years!

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  313. Marisol H. says:

    There are several posts that I find interesting or relatable, however the one that really helped me recently was the one about Mommy Guilt and how you mentioned Esther Perel’s Lecture. I took it to heart and have changed my attitude and behavior with my children before I leave and as I’m saying my “bye-bye’s.” It has really helped me feel better about myself and leaving a positive impression on my family.

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  314. Cass says:

    Pregnancy after miscarriage is the first post I remember reading of yours. Remains a favorite!!

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  315. Tania Patiño says:

    Congrats Eva! I found your blog last year, and though I’m not a mom yet I find your posts on different topics very interesting, curious and entertaining. I admire the way you share your time to raise your children and work and have fun as a woman at the same time. That is a positive message for us women. Keep up the good work and lots of best wishes for you 🙂

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  316. Brooke hashem says:

    I loved nannygate and conversations with Kyle blog posts. Your blog is fun and informative and super relatable. Cheers to 3 years 🥂

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  317. Claire says:

    Love them all but Wedding Fashion had been one of the best, beautiful dress!

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  318. Meridith Hoffman says:

    I love learning about what you picked for your wedding. And I honestly love all the kid posts. I have three young children and they are so fun to read and really cute!

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  319. Meridith Hoffman says:

    I love learning about what you picked for your wedding. And I honestly love all the kid posts. I have three young children and they are so fun to read and really cute! Th. Just

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  320. Carolina says:

    By far my favorite post was the one about ideas for date night. Those I relate to most. Being a stay at home mom of 2 is hard! Hard to make time for date night! 😘

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  321. Sarah Forte says:

    My favorite post from this year (hard to pick just one). But I got so much out of the posts with your discussions with Kyle. It was so refreshing to hear that my husband and I aren’t alone in some of the differences we have with parenting and how you and Kyle work through yours with compromise. It was a relief and I actually took the time to “re-ask” my husband some of the very same questions. 🙂 Anyway, thanks again for being so open! xx

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  322. Bénédicte Bouchenoir says:

    The beauty routines are my fav! Must confess the “Brow” topic was a life saver! Joyeux Anniversaire HEA! 🎁🎉🎈

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  323. Vivian says:

    Happy Birthday HEA!!
    So much has changed in the past year+, since I began following you on instagram. (I am Buddlles.) Your move to CT, seeing Major grow from a tiny baby, and Marlowe putting in her many more siblings request-I tell ya, those two have been my fave, they always keep me laughing! Wow, the stories you have documented, and the endless hours you invest into your brand – GIRL, u been BUSY!! Fave post—> I really was concerned for Marlowe, thank you for posting the update! I am so happy there was a solution to the root cause! Congrats again and I look forward to many more babies, I mean posts! 😂

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  324. Vivian says:

    Why recommend removing facial peach fuzz??

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  325. Abby says:

    The recent pizza post made me feel better about serving my family frozen pizza every once in a while!!!

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  326. KT says:

    I just wanted to thank you for being “real” and sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. Your blog is very refreshing 🙂 I love your recipe posts but my fave is where you shared your experience with miscarriage. I know that resonated and helped many women out there who hv experienced the same.

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  327. Kate says:

    Eva,
    It’s been such a pleasure following you on both your blog and Instagram this past year.
    As a new Mom I often find myself reading your blog in search of answers for the simplest questions to the really challenging issues such as sleep.
    Your recent post about the mother son bond touched me so deeply. What you said could not have been more true or hit Home more. I will never know a love like the love I have for my first born son.
    Thank you for being such an inspirational, transparent, wonderful mom to your darling kids.

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  328. Katarina Myers says:

    I love all of your posts! The most helpful recently were Marlowes asthma updates. Its something I’ve struggled with since my last move and thanks to your open & honest blog, I’ve realized it could be mold in my apartment.

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  329. I have been LOVING all the wedding posts. Your wedding was magical! Also, Marlowe at the Plaza is beyond adorable.

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  330. Congrats on 3 years!! I’ve been LOVING all the wedding posts. Your wedding was absolutely magical. Also, Marlowe at the Plaza is beyond adorable. 🙂

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